Archives for the month of: August, 2016

They’re obviously a very close couple.

Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color (ArtRage used for texture only). iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus. The notebook is very small – sometimes one person has to impinge on the other.

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Gridded notebook and Pencil/Pitt fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club for color (ArtRage used for texture only). iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

I spent some cool time in the library. I pretended that it was very important to return a book but, truthfully, my house was very hot.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

I walked a little more than a mile, eyeballs fully dilated, under the Very Hot Heat Wave Sun, up to The Met. I almost died. (What possessed me not to even consider taking a bus?). Anyway. I remained alive, with an extremely red and sweaty visage, cooled off in the museum’s air conditioning and had a very nice time wandering through a few exhibits and then resting my tootsies in the cafeteria while sipping coffee and reading my book. And sketching.

Yes, I took a bus back down to Penn Station.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only).

Waiting for the eyeballs to fully dilate means I have time to sketch before another technician calls my name.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

Very early breakfast in Penn Station.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

Union Square is just a couple of blocks from the Salmagundi Club so it seemed fitting that all my prints should be the bench people I like to sketch. This was my last monotype for the day. Pooped. Worn out. Plum tuckered. I considered walking back to Penn Station but after I smacked myself I walked to the subway instead.

Referring to a sketch, that had been drawn from life in a tiny gridded notebook one day while in Union Square Park, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.

It seems to take me about an hour to do one of these monotypes at the usual evening monotype party. This day, due to the large press usage, it took longer to finish the process. Later in the afternoon they uncovered the other press and had both working at the same time.

Referring to a sketch, that had been drawn from life in a tiny gridded notebook one day while in Union Square Park, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.

The printmaker members of the Salmagundi Club who were running the show that day were overjoyed at the turnout. The downside was the lengthy wait for the press. The upside was that we were all having a grand time and it didn’t matter.

Referring to a sketch, that had been drawn from life in a tiny gridded notebook one day while in Union Square Park, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.

Barbara (JKPP) and Joy Lai, both members of NYC Urban Sketchers were also printing at the Salmagundi Club. Another urban sketcher was there but I’m ashamed and dismayed that I can’t remember her name. There was even a sketcher that I know from Figure al Fresco.

Referring to a sketch, that had been drawn from life in a tiny gridded notebook one day while in Union Square Park, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.